Dramatic Productions present
Thursday 14th August - Saturday 16th August 7.30pm
Matinee 16th August 2.30pm
DRAMATIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENT ROLEPLAY By Alan Ackbourn
From Ayckbourn’s trilogy ‘Damsels in Distress', Roleplay is a laugh out loud play with dark undertones, a vintage ‘dinner-party from hell’.
A young well-to-do couple, living in a posh docklands apartment, have planned a civilised occasion where they hope to introduce their respective parents and also announce their engagement. The tense situation escalates with the arrival of two unexpected guests, a feisty lap-dancing gangster’s moll and her burly gun-toting minder. What her parents (a bigoted northern stereotype and his dim twittering wife) and his mother (a toy-boy chasing lush) find when they arrive reveals that the bourgeois guests, under their respective veneers, are far more frightening than the gate crashers. Ayckbourn is a master at handling people divided by class, accent, habits and race and here we see each of his characters playing a role to escape reality with hilarious effect.
Directed by Kerry Gardner (Up Pompeii, Further Up Pompeii), produced by Tracy Jane Murrey
Starring and reprising the role off ‘Micky’ originally written especially for him by Alan Ackbourn at Scarborough - Tim Faraday, (Da Vinci’s Demons, Primeval, Snatch, The Ghost, Gangs of New York) and Julia Savill as Arabella Lazenby.
Tickets £12 (£10 over 60's Saturday matinee only)
Also coming up:
Friday 22nd August 7.30pm
THE BOHEMIANS - A NIGHT OF QUEEN
The Bohemians return with A Concert Celebrating Queen’s Finest Live Performances, from 1974 to Magic ‘86
Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians return with a new tour, new costumes, new production, a new set and take you back to the early 70’s. Remember when Bohemian Rhapsody was number one in the charts, (the first time round) and Queen played the Legendary Hammersmith Odeon show as shown on the BBC Whistle Test program? Remember the long hair, the big winged shirts, even the harlequin leotards of ’77?! Yes? The Bohemians take you back to the decade that taste forgot.
Move on to 1979, ‘The Crazy Tour’, deemed to be one of Queen’s most exhilarating performances within the Queen fraternity, Queen certainly hit the peek of their live performances on this highly regarded tour. The red, skin tight, PVC trousers, Fat Bottom Girls, Don’t Stop Me Now, ‘The Pizza Oven’ lighting Rig and a crazy live performance to take you to the end of an exhilarating first half of the show.
The second half celebrates Queen’s most successful and famous tour - ‘The Magic Tour’. How can anyone forget the classic yellow jacket and the massive hits such as, A Kind of Magic, I Want to Break Free and One Vision. The Bohemians then celebrate Queen’s triumphant ‘Live Aid’ performance in 1985, universally regarded as one of Queen’s finest hour (well 20 minutes...).
The Bohemians re-create the show we all wanted to see (and some were lucky enough to get tickets) in ‘86, ending in grand style and pomp as you would expect from any of Queen’s magnificent live performances.
After a complete sell out in August 2013 - this will be another night to remember!!